Here’s what teachers look for when kids start school

Latest News | Jun 25, 2019

Many parents believe teaching their child to read is the best way to get them ready to start school, but teachers often disagree. Teachers generally consider it more important for children to know how to regulate their emotions, be confident in their abilities and be curious learners.

Parents and teachers in my study

In a recent study, I wanted to find what parent beliefs and behaviours were most effective in helping children succeed at school.

I collected data from 120 parents on what they believed was their role in supporting their child’s learning, as well how often they did certain things to prepare their child to succeed at school.

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